The inductees were nominated by members of the Private Officer International association, and voted on by the Board of Directors for their heroic actions during a major life-threatening situation or for their continued professional enhancement of the private security industry.
CAPT. CRAIG WORTHINGTON
ROBERT COCHRAN BOSTON MA Robert spent 42 years in law enforcement and private security protecting lives and property while risking his own life numerous times. Robert was shot and nearly escaped death during an armored car robbery but heroically fought back injuring one gunman while providing vital information that led police to capture the remaining two robbery suspects Robert is a strong leader, respected professional and an exemplary public safety professional.
FRANK BOLIN A 23 year veteran of private security, loss prevention and investigations. National instructor and author.
BUFORD TUNE NASHVILLE TN 30 year Police Officer career, and owner of APPS Security Training. Also, a 42 year Career in Law Enforcement and Private Security. Continued service to public law enforcement and the private security industry and professional standards.
DR. DAVID HEAUKULANI HILO HI Former Chief of Police, and Professor at the University of Hawaii. A 30 year career in Law Enforcement and Private Security.
JIM LOCKLEAR DAYTON OH Shot and killed investigating a suspicious person.
JOHN GOODRICH FLINT MI Killed in the line of duty.
JL “Jack” EBBERT CHESTER VA Former Police Chief. Founder-Chesterfield Security Training Academy. A 35 year career in Law Enforcement and Private Security.
DELORES RANDOLPH CHESTER VA Retired Police Captain. Co-Owner Chesterfield Security Training Academy. A 35 year Career in Law Enforcement and Private Security.
JAMES MANKOWSKI MILWAUKEE WI Owner of JBM Patrol and Protection. A 20 year career in Law Enforcement and Private Security.
MIKE JONES PANAMA BEACH FL A 20 year Law Enforcement career. Chief of Bay County School Security-Police
DERRICK BRUN RED LAKE MN Officer Derrick Brun was working at the Red Lake High School as an unarmed security officer in May 2005 when heavily armed 16 year old student Jeff Weise entered the school. Brun confronted the suspect allowing another security officer and numerous students to flee. The suspect shot Officer Brun and then went on a shooting spree killing 9 others. Because of the selfless actions of Officer Brun, numerous students and staff were unharmed.
DERRICK MCFARLAND BLACKSBURG VA Officer McFarland was employed at the Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg VA. and was shot and killed in August 2006 while attempting to stop the escape of a prisoner who had been brought to the facility for medical treatment. The suspect managed to disarm and kill a deputy sheriff and officer McFarland and was later captured. McFarland leaves behind his wife Cindy, and the couple’s two children.
DAVID RYAN TRIPP TITUSVILLE FL While working an unarmed security patrol at the Great Outdoors RV Park and Golf resort Officer Tripp encountered a fight involving several people. As he attempted to break up the disturbance he was killed by Shawn Cramer, a man who broke into the complex and killed three other people that night. Tripp put up a huge battle against the armed suspect and was credited by local authorities for his brave acts which prevented further deaths that night. Cramer was later captured and sentenced to prison for the murders.
CHERMAINE JOSEPH-QUETEL MIAMI FL Officer Quetel was on patrol of a MetroRail train station when she was attacked and shot and killed. She was a dedicated, professional security and law enforcement practitioner. Quetel was a 5 year veteran of the Atlantis Security Company and a former police officer.
KURT HUSTED LAKEWOOD WA While working as an armored car security officer for Loomis in June 2009 Husted was shot dead during a robbery at an area Wal-Mart. He had been employed with the company for 16yrs and was a dependable, well-liked, professional private officer. Husted was an avid dirt bike racer and had plans of getting married and becoming a helicopter pilot. Four suspects have been arrested and charged with the robbery and murder.
MATT PRINDLE DALLAS TX In December 2008 Officer Prindle was an employee of US Security Associates assigned to a bank in the metro Dallas area when he encountered an armed man attempting to rob the bank. The suspect fired numerous shots striking Officer Prindle twice, once in the chest and once in the abdomen. Officer Prindle returned fire as he sought cover and struck the suspect at least once which proved fatal to the bank robber. Officer Prindle was also instrumental in evacuating bank employees and patrons and giving detail information to police via his cellphone as he took gunfire. Officer Prindle survived his wounds because he was wearing his body armour. This was not the first incident that Prindle has been involved in where his actions prevented harm or loss of life to his employer and he is regarded in the security industry as a highly professional, skillful private officer.
STEVEN TYRONE JOHNS WASHINGTON DC Special police officer Johns was killed in a gun battle at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC on June 10 2009 when a man armed with a rifle entered and began shooting. Two other officers engaged the suspect striking the suspect who they then took into custody. Johns was a well liked, professional security police officer who had worked at the museum for six years. Johns left behind a wife and a son.
HARRY WEEKS WASHINGTON DC Special police officer Harry Weeks was employed by the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington DC on June 10 2009 when an armed man entered and began shooting, striking Officer Steven Tyrone Johns. Officer Weeks and his partner, officer Jason McCuiston returned fire striking the shooter. The officers then took the shooter into custody preventing any further injury or death to museum employees or patrons. Officer Weeks is a 27 year veteran of the Washington DC police department who had recently retired and took a position with the museum.
JASON McCUISTON WASHINGTON DC Special police officer McCuiston was employed by the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington DC on June 10 2009 when an armed man entered and began shooting, striking Officer Steven Tyrone Johns. Officer McCuiston and his partner, officer Harry Weeks returned fire striking the shooter. The officers then took the shooter into custody. Because of the heroic actions of these officers, the shooter never entered the main area of the museum preventing any further injury or death to museum employees or patrons Officer McCuiston is a former U.S. Marine and Georgia police officer.
CHARLES BOWDEN NEWINGTON CT Was shot and killed during an armored car robbery.
LOIS CUNNINGHAM FREEMONT CA Thirty two year veteran law enforcement officer-security manager who provided leadership, direction and support to our industry.